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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.75%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
35 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,789
Reviews:
890
Ratings:
2,737
pDev:
11.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
482
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0
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Ratings: 2,737 |  Reviews: 890
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 2/26/2014. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy orange copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, slight pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of citrus/floral hops and caramel/bready malts; with good strength. Taste of orange zest, lemon zest, grapefruit, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, slight pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Slight amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/orange zest, grapefruit, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of citrus/floral hops and caramel/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice amber ale. All around good balance of citrus/floral hops and caramel/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of mothman
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a stub and herbs on cask.

Poured into pint glass. Pours 1 finger of creamy head. Good retention and nice lace Color is copper amber.

Aroma: Caramel malts, very faint grassy hops. Not to much to the aroma.

Taste: Very big smooth malt flavor. Caramel and bready. Some citrus fruits blended in.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy for a big rd. Hardly any bitterness. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends wih a slight dry hoppy aftertaste.

Overall, not a bad red. Not very hoppy which I really enjoyed. My pint is going moderately fast, but only 1 for me.

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Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear medium amber in color with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some golden yellow + orange highlights. The beer has a four finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a medium sized two finger tall dense cap surrounded by a very thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of slightly sweet caramel malts and a very light amount of pine/resin hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of slightly sweet caramel malts and some light amounts of toasted malts. There is a light flavor of slightly dank and pine/resin hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and slightly thin.

O: Relatively easy to drink and enjoyable - a touch sweeter than I usually enjoy my beers and I would appreciate just a touch more bitterness and hop presence in it. Alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear, deep amber-red with copper highlights. Full, foamy cream colored head that has excellent retention and leaves some really nice lace. Very nice lightly fruity, malty and hoppy aroma. It's medium bodied with a soft carbonation that gives it a really nice creaminess in the mouth. There's some lightly fruity, sweetish caramel malt up front (even lightly toasty), becoming creamier and more mellow as it crosses the palate - revealing some nice floral & grassy hop flavor. It finishes with a good blend of sweet malt and light hop flavor amongst a gentle, earthy bitter dryness - (kind of herbal in a way). The alcohol is very well cloaked. This is an exceptionally well balanced and well brewed beer, especially considering its original gravity and strength. Full flavored but not overwhelming as might be expected. It's not complex, but has a rich characeter that's very drinkable. Exceptionally enjoyable.

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Photo of chinchill
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a deep reddish amber color with smallish tan head. Head has good retention but leaves little lacing.

Smell & Taste: The roasted malt component has a darker aroma than expected, and it smells a tad darker than it tastes. Good balance of malts and hops, for style, so that the sweet and toasty malts are accompanied by spicy and floral hoppy notes. Very lightly smokey and a bit earthy.

M: Nice creamy head; medium body; smooth; well carbonated.

O: A very flavorful, well-balanced and aromatic red ale.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of tea, light malts and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste is malty but light with flavors of caramel, tea and a little bit of fruit. There’s a mild hops presence that provides a little balance. The after-taste is slightly bready with a bit of sweetness.

M: Crisp with some smoothness, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, clean finish.

D: Kind of tasty, goes down ok, not filling at all, decent kick, it’s a beer that you can drink for a while but it’s not the first one that I would choose. This is a brewery that even the beers that have underwhelmed me have still been pretty decent, however this beer just seems to have that “just another beer” quality to it.

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Photo of oberon
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like the bottle says pours a rich copper color with an slightly off white head that sticks around for quite awhile I was also suprised by the higher carbonation level wich I wasn expecting.Wow alot of difeerent melding aromas going on somecaramel and butter toffee with a nice underlying piney hop that made this very delectable on the nose.The taste is big and sweet up front but man do the hops come in to dry this out just enough to make a perfect balance,caramel and roasted nuts turn into pine and grapefruit in the finish.Now this was a joy to drink complex and flavorful,I will buy again in the future.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of nickfl
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one finger of light brown head on top of a clear, dark copper colored body. The foam settles slowly and leaves moderate lace.

S - A light aroma of caramel malt with some toast and a hint of toffee. Some light, musty pine hop character in the background.

T - Sweet toffee and caramel malt up front with some lighter flavors of toasted bread and honey malt. The toasted malt flavors intensify in the middle with some emerging spicy hop flavor. Finishes with lots of sweet, amber malt and a mild pine hop flavor as well as moderate balancing bitterness.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Very drinkable, with a distinct emphasis on the malt. There is significant hop bitterness and flavor, certainly enough to balance and keep the sugar in check, but it is still a malt oriented beer. The caramel flavor is dominant and lingers on the palate after the other flavors have dissipated.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Deep orange amber. Moderate sediment. Pours a fine white head that holds with average retention.

S - Malty raisin bread, dark sugar, caramel, a whisper of alcohol.

T- Loads of malt. Mild alcohol warmth. Raisin syrup. French toast sans the cinnamon. Finishes with toast and a thin layer of hoppy citrus-bitterness in the back of your palate.

M - Great mouthfeel. Robust body that thins a bit as the sweetness builds in the profile. Aftertaste leaves a light syrup in your mouth that keeps you salivating for more.

D - A little too sweet to session with, but tastes so good you could definitely have more than one.

O - A pretty fantastic beer. It drinks like a lighter bodied Belgian double, with a lot of the same dried dark fruit and brown sugar sweetness.

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Photo of mactrail
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not the most sudsy of beers. It can barely get up a foam cap, however thin. But the mouthfeel is spritzy and medium bodied. A robust sort of feel with a darker flavor and a touch of butter.

Maltier than many in this category, as you would expect from Lagunitas. A pleasant lip-smacking sweetness to starty. Some hops, but more of the earthy flavor that shades into spoiled fruit. A touch of the winey taste with some dark roasted malt.

Kind of the hairless dog of amber ales. Less of the bite and more of the malt. From the 12 oz bottle.

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Photo of billab914
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of smcolw
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful clear copper color. Modest starting head that recedes to a single bubble layer. Nearly no lace.

Slight caramel aroma, light hop aroma.

The flavor matches the smell profile. Rich body. Good hop finish, but the aftertaste is short lived. No problems, an easy beer to drink, very middle of the road.

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Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of russpowell
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured (into 22oz pils glass) with a great copper color & a white thick head with buubles rising from below throughot the drink. Head retention was good and lacing impressed.

Smell: Maltiness up front & then fruitiness & piney hops

Taste: fruit, malt & then an spicy hops presence. Tounge edge & throat bear the the brunt of the hops


MF: Every taste syncroncizes (sp) great

Great session choice except for the price ($7.99 on sale)

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ugh. A power outage zapped my review just before I got a chance to enter it, so the review for Lagunitas Censored Ale v2.0 is going to be short and direct.

A: Amber-Copper. Thin off-white head.

S: Honeyish and fruity aroma, with distinct notes of peaches and citrus.

T: Honey and toffee upfront. Light floral hoppiness.

M: Medium-bodied. Smooth, but a fizzy C02 keeps the palate squeaky clean.

D: Decent, but wasn't what I was really expecting for a "strong" ale.

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Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Censored from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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